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Toy shopping with a New Castle cop

Jerimie Richardson
Post Independent Correspondent

NEW CASTLE — The New Castle Police Department wants kids to enjoy their fair share of Christmas. That is why Officer Carrie Buhlman addressed the Town Council on Tuesday regarding the Police Department’s first “Shop with a Cop” program, which is set to take place on Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Buhlman brought the idea along with her from the Vail Police Department, where she worked previously.

Her goal is for eight deserving area youngsters to be transported to Wal-Mart by lighted police escort.

“Every kid loves to ride in a lit-up cop car,” she said.

Once at Wal-Mart, each kid will go on a toy shopping spree with a New Castle cop decked out in a Santa cap. Afterward, the kids will enjoy a pizza party lunch made possible by donations from Dominos and Pepsi.

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Buhlman already had $400 for Shop with a Cop and hopes for an additional $400 from Wal-Mart. Buhlman requested and won unanimous approval for $250 from the New Castle Town Council.

Councilman Art Riddle did request that in 2015, Shop with a Cop seek to partner with a local pizzeria.

In addition to the $250 allotted for this year’s Shop with a Cop, the Town Council authorized the town administrator to disburse up to $100 more should there be a shortfall come Dec. 17.

To donate to Shop with a Cop, drop in at 450 W. Main Street in New Castle or mail a check to P.O. Box 90, New Castle, CO 81647.

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